Panasonic has been a lively IBC: a new multi-camera ROI system with 8K resolution and a full range of 4K cinema cameras, recently ranked by Netflix among the Post Technology Alliance solutions.
The big novelty by Panasonic at the IBC 2018 is undoubtedly the new 8K ROI (Region of Interest) multi-camera system, which aims to revolutionize the broadcast production area. The system, in fact, is able to produce four different HD images from a single 8K signal. Available since summer 2019, this new solution improves operational efficiency dramatically reducing video production costs in a multitude of applications.
Equipped with automated image correction technology, the new system also ensures the ability to correct and crop images, even distorted, automatically creating a portion of Full HD image from the original in 8K. A single operator is able to control several cameras at the same time, taking advantage of various preset cropping areas, with cost reduction in many contexts, in particular for broadcast, staging and studio applications, especially in sports.
Another interesting new feature is the Media over IP (MoIP) 8K processor, based on IP broadcast standards (ST2110), which offers scalability, remote use and resource sharing. The system can also expand thanks to IP routing connectivity.
The Panasonic‘s IBC also had a cinematic appearance, under the sign of Netflix, the well-known Internet entertainment platform. The PTA (Post Technology Alliance) certification, which confirms compliance with current Netflix content delivery specifications, has been assigned to Panasonic’s VariCam35, VariCam LT, VariCam Pure and EVA1 models. These cameras were in fact used to make many original Netflix series, including Ozark, 13, Orange is the New Black, Better Call Saul and Arrested Development. Netflix, for its productions, essentially requires UHD 4K specifications and a high dynamic range. The VariCam series features a 35 mm film sensor, while the EVA1 achieves a 5,7K resolution.
Sivashankar Kuppusamy, Marketing Manager Broadcast & ProAV for Panasonic EMEA, commented: “Panasonic is committed to meeting the requirements of the production sector. We share the commitment with which Netflix provides its creatives with cutting-edge technologies, to put them in a position to focus primarily on story-telling.”
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